Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun rights do not go down party lines

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I just joined the NRA thanks to that crazy gun grabbing liberal Courtney Tritch. Who saw her yelling down at the Courthouse a few weeks ago about taking our guns? I don’t know who she thinks she is but this democrat sure won’t be voting for her! — Jim Potter, Huntington

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader unhappy with Facebook commenting

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When the News-Sentinel moved online, the old private comment system went bye-bye. But deciding on Facebook Comments must have involved thinking such as “Hey, we like the advantage of getting real names of commenters and maybe we can eliminate the need for monitoring posts” — but whatever ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ben Smaltz is no ‘champion’ at all

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Representative Ben Smaltz fancies himself a champion for Indiana’s unborn, who has contributed to a dramatic decline in abortions in Indiana. Standing in stark contrast to that claim is the deadly fact that in 2017 and 2018, Smaltz, as chair of the House Public Policy Committee, refused to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better schools lead to higher property values

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It is now time to build the new elementary school for Northwest Allen County Schools. Like it or not, neighborhoods are popping up and we are a growing community. This is directly related to the excellent education afforded the students who attend Northwest Allen County Schools. Your “Yes” ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The choice is simple for pro-life voters

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Representative Curt Nisly is a pro-life hero. His Protection at Conception bill is the strongest piece of life legislation ever to be authored in Indiana, as it would abolish abortion in our state. People throughout Indiana wish they had a legislator like Rep. Nisly—one who represents ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NACS showed trustworthy foresight

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Northwest Allen County Schools has a history of being fiscally responsible. I would guess that you did not know that teachers and administrators, including the superintendent, took pay cuts during the 2009 recession and did some layoffs as to avoid coming to you asking for money. They did more ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No one said following God was easy

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Believers can expect opposition when they do God’s work. Unbelievers and evil spiritual forces are always working against God and his people. The opposition may offer compromising alliances, attempt to discourage and intimidate us, or accuse us unjustly. If we expect these tactics, we won’t ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s about leadership

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When you serve as an elected official, you’re expected to be a leader. Leadership is about working on big issues, and it’s about letting people know where you stand. And today, we’re seeing a void of leadership from Democrat Joe Donnelly. As many out-of-touch Democrats are coming out ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Nashville shooting

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There are at least two important takeaways from the tragic shooting in Nashville, Tenn., early Sunday when a nearly naked gunman stormed a Waffle House restaurant with an assault rifle, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away. People who are ...

DAVE RAMSEY: Laptop dilemma and fulfilling commitments

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Dear Dave: My husband and I are just starting Baby Step 1 of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They don't get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when we can. Should we go ahead and ...

JOHN STOSSEL: Hidden taxes

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The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. "That's the one that really made me mad." Comcast included $36 in charges for mysterious things like "utility tax" and "government access fee." That motivated her to research obscure taxes and put what she learned in a new book, "How ...